Stephan Mühr, PhD, was born in Windhoek (Namibia). He read German Studies, Biology and Educational Sciences in Freiburg/Br. and Hamburg. His doctoral dissertation, Naturwahrnehmung – Fremderfahrung (published by Peter Lang, 2001) developed a methodology for intercultural analysis of what Europeans perceive to be ‘alien nature’. His subsequent publications dealt with the literary application of the psychology of perception to texts of Goethe, Broch and Handke, as well as to the postcolonial discourse, particularly as contained in writings on Namibia. He was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Pretoria in 2006, and Acting Head of the Department of Modern European Languages at the same university in 2007.